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Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive 6th Anniversary
May 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFREE
This Saturday May 1st from 9 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Orange Audubon Society volunteers will be on the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive with bird identification information, to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive.
Visit on Saturday May 1st with your bird questions and discuss and share your enthusiasm for the drive with Orange Audubon Society volunteers. For additional information, 407-637-2525.
The increasingly popular 11-mile drive is within the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore restoration area managed by the St. Johns River Water Management District. The area is an American Bird Conservancy Globally Important Bird Area (IBA), a National Audubon Society State IBA and an Audubon Florida Special Place, as well as being on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
370+ species of birds have been sighted at this birding hot spot over the years, more than any inland site in the U.S. The District opened the Drive in May 2015. It now hosts approximately 10,000 visitors a month to see the birds, plus alligators, turtles, otters, raccoon, snakes, coyotes and bobcats.
The drive is open on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and most federal holidays, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (exit by 5 p.m.) at at 2850 Lust Road, Apopka. It is free.